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Petit Frère

June 21st, 2018 Comments off

“Petit Frère”. What do you mean by that?

Are you talking about: “Abd al Malik”, the rapper from Strasbourg? The guy who could be the most talented rapper ever…? (Mm, yes, I actually think/know he is the best rapper ever or in any case any of them that I’ve heard.)

What about the other one?

“Abd al-Malik” or “Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan”? The Caliph of Damascus? That would be in AD (“Anno Domini” if you are Christian), in any event it is a rather long time ago… (Damascus that would be current/always has been in Syria).

“Petit Frère”? Honestly and with the outmost respect. I really don’t say that in a manner that would suggest that I know any better.

Sure, “Petit frère” does mean “little brother”, but that is not what I’m saying/what I mean nor how it is used?

It could very well be: “Grand”, “Le grand” or “Cousin”. Why do you mean?

How can that be? Is it like that?

It is a saying. It has nothing todo with age or relation.

It is a saying. It is courtesy, it is an act of friendliness or a show of respect.

However, everyone who is civilased, know that it is a question of family.

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Pure Water

June 11th, 2018 Comments off

It is ancient knowledge, but it is still important though.

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How Excellent Is This? [i].

January 16th, 2018 Comments off

Funkstörung’s remix of Jay-Jay Johnson’s “I Want Some Fun Now” on the Viceversa-remix-album (Studio !K7, 2001) ?

Naturally, an artist completely overlooked by me… at the time? It is highly unlikely that I would have ever considered listening or playing the original or this. In fact I did not. What a silly, silly thing to have done…

The lyrics are as funny as they are scarringly and accutly correct.

Other artists featured? A Guy Called Gerald, Speedy J, Plaid and Jean-Michel Jarre. The coup-de-gras? Well there’s an early Funckarma track called “Spatial Convolution” remixed (or Morphed by Funkstörung as it were) by Funkstörung.

Close call between: A Guy Called Gerald and Jay-Jay Johnson. The latter is probably my favourite. What about Funckarma? Allways out of competion. Always and for ever, ever, ever.

NOTE: The tracklisting from *T*unes is one of the most incoherent I have ever seen. Apart from the abovious ones I used the approx. track durations (it was a right nightmare I can tell you).

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January 5th, 2018 Comments off

At one time it was feared and considered deeply subversive.

“Anti EP” is the third EP by British electronic music duo Autechre, released by Warp Records on 3 September 1994.

Anti EP was a protest against the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which would prohibit raves (described as gatherings where music is played), with “music” being defined as a “succession of repetitive beats.”

Warning. ‘Lost’ and ‘Djarum’ contain repetitive beats. We advise you not to play these tracks if the Criminal Justice Bill becomes law. ‘Flutter’ has been programmed in such a way that no bars contain identical beats and can therefore be played under the proposed new law. However, we advise DJs to have a lawyer and a musicologist present at all times to confirm the non repetitive nature of the music in the event of police harassment.

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January 4th, 2018 Comments off

An ancient yellow artefact was recently found and to my big surprise it is still very much functional.


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